For the original How to Catch a Live Mouse Post go back one page and scroll down to February 4th
About a week and a half ago I was up in my room looking for something when I kept hearing a strange noise. I just kept on with what I was doing and went to throw something in the garbage and was surprised to see that the noise was the mouse in the garbage can, again. I tell ya this trap works! (Forget that it was probably the same mouse.) I had a hard time with the thought of killing it so I grabbed the garbage can and drove about 5-8 miles down the road and let it go in a field. They are called field mice, right? On the ride back home I pictured it running next to me trying to make it back before I did.
I am going to tell you a little bit about Kelsey. I learned about her from my homeschool list. They learned that Kelsey has a life threatening brain tumor on Feb. 4th. She had surgery on Feb. 13th. She is going through treatments now. This is a very encouraging family whose love for God is very inspiring. I want to share with you a poem that 15 (just turned that) year old Kelsey wrote.
I like to be by myself, but I can't stand being alone.
I love the dark, but I hate not being able to see.
I enjoy meeting new people, but I hate being with strangers.
I want my voice to be heard, but I despise talking loud.
I want to be in a hall of fame, but I don't like being the center of attention.
I want to have my most complicated problems solved, but I don't want complicated answers.
I want to always be healthy, but not have to take medicine.
The answer: GOD!
With God, I can be away from the world, by myself, but not be alone, for He is with me.
With God, I can be in the dark, be blind, but see more than people of this world can.
With God, I can meet new people, but they won't be strangers, because they are children of God, just like me.
With God, my voice can be heard even when I whisper.
With God, I can enter His hall of fame, but not deal with the pressure of earthly fame.
With God, I can have even my most complicated problems solved with a simple answer.
With God, I can have an incurable disease, yet be healthy in what matters most.
WITHOUT GOD, I will be with the world, and be totally alone.
Without God, I will walk around with my eyes wide open, but not see as much as the Christian blind man sees.
Without God, I will meet all the people in the world, but they will always be strangers.
Without God, I will have to raise my voice as loud as I can to be heard, but still not be heard when it matters most.
Without God, I will have to work extremely hard to get into a worldly hall of fame, but not get into the highest one.
Without God, my most complicated problems, can't be solved, and the attempts will be so complicated, I won't understand them.
Without God, I will have to take pill after pill, but will always be incurably sick.
With God, I can achieve anything.
Without God, I will achieve nothing.
What's your choice?
Copyright Kelsey Harris 2008
Used by permission
The other day Matthew chewed his finger nail down to the quick (can you say "ouch!") and it was bleeding a little bit. John then says "Matthew's blinking". So funny when they have a hard time pronouncing words.:-)
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Take care. Cheryl
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I have homeschooled for about 12 years and now have sent my boys to the brick and mortar. I have 3 boys, ages 17, 16 and 13. We love to go to auctions and see what treasures we can find.
I am originally from Washington state (Wenatchee). Been in Ohio since July of 1999.